List of the best Philip Roth books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Philip Roth is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Roth became a household name in 1959 with Goodbye, Colbumbus, a story about the life of a Jewish-American. The novella earned him U.S National Book Award for Fiction, an extremely prestigious award. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Philip Roth who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.This list includes American Pastoral, Portnoy's Complaint and more. What are Philip Roth's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.